Heavy Industries is proud to be a part of the team that made this award-winning design by Sturgess Architecture and Read Jones Christoffersen a reality. Working with PCL Construction, Heavy Industries completed the large, faceted elements along the walkway that are made of weathering steel.
Heavy Industries worked through an in-depth design phase to dovetail the structural requirements from the engineering team at RJC with the aesthetic Sturgess Architecture had envisioned. Through the design process, we determined that a monocoque approach would be most suitable; supporting the loads of the structure through the external skin, which curbed the amount of internal framework and made the features more efficient to build.
Glacier Skywalk is a cliff-edge walkway with stunning mountain and glacial vistas that leads to a glass-floored observation platform 280m (918ft) above the Sunwapta Valley. The project is an interpretive experience in one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Glacier Skywalk opened in May of 2014. Find out more about Glacier Skywalk from Brewster Travel Canada here.
Design: Sturgess Architecture, Read Jones Christoffersen
Client: PCL Construction Management Inc. for Brewster Travel Canada
Place: Glacier Skywalk on the Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies
Materials: Weathering steel, glass